The “Raw clam” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #136


:: Troll Cakes bakery AND detective agency, Cary Grant took 100 acid trips, Gucci’s latex socks, and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #136 :: The “Raw clam” Edition :: 05:17:2017

Raw clam…

I’m going on my annual camping trip in a week and I’m SO DISTRACTED.

What do you do for Memorial Day weekend?

–Rusty Blazenhoff

This space intentionally left daydreaming

As seen on the Internets



I LOVE this SOOOOO MUCH: Troll Cakes bakery and detective agency Thanks, Dixie!

:: How Americans really eat: “3 Million Instacart Orders, Open Sourced” Thanks, Piph!

:: Louis CK’s comedy as an intro to Buddhism Thanks, Jennifer!

:: Jim Gaffigan describes how he punches up a joke

:: The eclectic stuff that SRL is selling on ebay
:: Thanks, Karen!

:: OH DEAR GAWD NO: The “RompHim” 

:: Using that FaceApp on works of art!

:: Some of these had me in *tears*

:: Really neat: “When TV Logos Were Physical Objects” Thanks, Maggie!

:: Area 51 tours Thanks, Greg!

:: Cary Grant did 100 sessions of LSD therapy in the late 1950s

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

The better to objectify you with, my dear: My friend Dixie calls Gucci’s Ilse Sock Sandals the “Poor Man’s Vajankle*.” If you’re pale white, these flesh-colored latex socks were made for you. If you’re not –congratulations– you just saved yourself over a grand!

If you buy them, you can wear the candy-red patent leather stilettos without the socks, but what fun would that be?! 


Real books you can actually buy: yay!

IKEA baseball cap $38

Regrets for (30) days: Writer Christopher Sebela lived in the haunted Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada for 30 days straight and lived to tell the tale in his book, I Lived in a Clown Motel. He describes the experience as “Replete with floods, clowns, drunken cowboys, regrets, radioactive fallout, casinos, graveyards, blood and regrets.” $13

Thanks, Camron!

Seat Savers

Wish I had thought of these first:  Oops! Can’t sit there, suckah! “Seat Savers” are fake spilled food that deter people from taking your chair. Brilliant!

Featured events


Beyond Brookledge

Riverside, California
[THIS WEEKEND 5/19-5/21] Beyond Brookledge, MIssion Inn Hotel & Spa, Tickets

If I could be one place this weekend it would be Beyond Brookledge, the magic-filled vaudevillian weekender at the gorgeous Mission Inn in Riverside. The show is curated by Erika Larsen who, if you don’t know, is the daughter of Irene and Bill Larsen, the folks who co-founded the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Yeah. With event producer Bob Self, Larsen brings together some of the coolest acts around. Last year, Puddles Pity Party performed and this year the Amazing Johnathan takes the stage.

Watch this video to get a feel for it.

It ain’t cheap tho: Tickets are $1650 each BUT that includes two nights at the 5-star Inn, meals, snacks, cupcakes. champagne, and loads of unusual entertainment in a very intimate setting. Last I heard only a handful of tickets were available, so if you’re thinking of going… well, jump on it now!

Operation Ivy

San Francisco, California
[5/31] World premiere of Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, Alamo Drafthouse, 7 PM, $35

“Stage dive into 30 years of history exploring Northern California’s role in the evolution of punk rock. SF punk pioneers helped take the punk underground global, but as the once vibrant scene became wrought with violence and racism, punks over the bridge in the East Bay responded by creating a fun, inclusive style that carried on the region’s tradition of radical thought. Banding together around Berkeley’s all volunteer 924 Gilman Club, this diverse collective of misfits created a DIY, no-spectators petri dish for art & music that changed the world at large.

Narrated by Iggy Pop, executive produced by Green Day, and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Hold on to your ticket stub to get into the after party at DNA Lounge for a Gilman-style live music showcase featuring The Pathogens, The Love Songs, Kamala and the Karnivores and Hammerbombs!”


Psychedelic Conservatory of Flowers by Obscura Digital

Also in San Francisco
[6/21-10/21] The Conservatory of Flower building in Golden Gate Park will be illuminated in psychedelic colors to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The lights go on from sundown to midnight for four months starting on the Summer Solstice, cool! Brought to us by Illuminate (the folks behind the Bay Lights) and Obscura Digital.

Also also in San Francisco
[Tonight! 5/17] dorkbotsf #94 featuring Mystic Midway’s Scott Levkoff and Martin Caplan plus Cere Davis and Corey McGuire at ManyLabs, 1086 Folsom Street, 7 PM, sliding scale $5-$20

Palate Cleanser: Pioneer

TIL: In 1972, Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir’s girlfriend Frankie Azzara commissioned artist 100% Birgitta (Bjerke) to crochet this amazing afghan. Weir never saw it because the couple broke up before the piece was finished. Frankie reimbursed the artist for the yarn and let her keep it. It’s called “Pioneer” and it’s badass.

Spotted at the de Young Museum’s big Summer of Love exhibit by me! 

Current mood

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you.

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